Vienna Historical Society
Preserving the History of Vienna and Mount Vernon, Maine

Incorporation of the town of  vienna

Incorporation of Vienna, Maine

Commonwealth of Mafsachufetts in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and two; an act to incorporate the plantation called Goshen or Wyman Plantation in the County of Kennebunk into the town by the name of Vienna.

Sept. 1st be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representative in General Court afsempled and by the authority of the same that the Tract of land as defcribed in the following Boundaries in the County of Kennebec with the inhabitants there on be and they are thence by Incorporation into the Town by the name of Vienna ….. Beginning at the northeaft corner of Lot # 73 on the weft line of Mount Vernon; on the weft line of Plymouth Patent thence northerly to the south eaft line of New Sharon thence weftly on the south line of New Sharon until it strikes Gurdy Pond thence southerly up Gurdy Brook or Stream, so called, until it bounding thereon to a large hemlock tree near the mouth of Merry's Stream, so called, thence southerly thirty-nine degrees eaft one mile and two hundred rods to Parker Pond thence eaftly acrost said pond to the northweft corner of Lot # 13 thence eaftly by the north line of said lot to the bounds first mentioned and the said town is hereby vefted with all the powers, privileges and immunities to which other towns are entitled by the Conftituion Laws of this Commonwealth . . and be it further enacted that Jedidiah Prescott, Esq. be he and hence by his authority to ifsue this warrant directed to some suitable inhabitant of said Vienna to meet at such convenient time and place as shall be exprefsed in said warrant to choofe all such officers as towns within this Commonwealth and by law required to chofe in the months of March or April annually.

In the House of Representative February 19th, 1802. This bill having had three several readings pafed to be enacted.

Edward H. Robbins, speaker

In the Senate Feb. 20, 1802 this bill having had two several readings pafed to be enacted.

David C. Cobbs, president

Feb. 20th, 1802 by the Governor approved

Caleb Strong


Acts of the General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

1801 - Chapter 42.

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE PLANTATION CALLED GOSHEN, OR WYMAN'S PLANTATION, IN THE COUNTY OF KENNEBECK, INTO A TOWN BY THE NAME OF VIENNA

 

SEC. 1ST. Be it enacted by the Senate, and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same that the tract of land as described in the following boundaries, in the County of Kennebeck, with the inhabitants thereon be, and they are hereby incorporated into a town by the name of Vienna, Beginning at the northeast corner of lot, number seventy three on the west line of Mount Vernon, on the west line of the Plymouth patent, thence northerly to the south east corner of New Sharon, thence westerly by the south line of New Sharon untill it strikes Gurdy's pond, thence southerly up Gurdys Brook or Stream, so called, and bounding thereon, to a large hemlock tree marked, near the mouth of Perry's stream, so called, thence south thirty nine degrees east one mile, and two hundred rods to Parker's Pond, thence easterly across said Pond to the northwest corner of said lot, number seventy three, thence easterly by the north line of said lot to the bound first mentioned: And the said town is hereby vested with all the powers, privileges and immunities to which other towns are entitled by the Constitution and Laws of this Commonwealth.

SEC. 2D. And be it further enacted that Jedediah Prescott esqr. be, and he hereby is authorized to issue his Warrant, directed to some suitable inhabitants of said Vienna, requiring him to notify and warn the inhabitants of the said Vienna, to meet at such convenient time and place as shall be expressed in said Warrant, to choose all such Officers as towns within this Commonwealth are by law required to choose in the months of March of April annually.

Approved February 20, 1802



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